Advice please from newbie

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  1. Mcsandlaly

    Mcsandlaly Newcomer
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    i climbed over an electric operated wooden gate three months ago to clean a regular customers large property. Bill landed today for 216£ gobsmacked accused me of causing the gate to drop. Sent me the bill. There is no sign on the old five bar gate to say don't climb over! Help. Advice please. Appreciated. Having a bad week car written off. Still got a van thankfully!
     
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  2. Tuffers

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    Have you cleaned the place since you climbed over the gate? If you have cleaned since then why have they waited 3 months to send a bill?
     
  3. Jimroot

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    Sounds to me like the onus is on them to prove you did the damage, I would say this claim wouldn't go anywhere legally and your insurance co would back you up.
     
  4. Did you climb over by the hinge?
     
  5. cheapncheerful

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    totally ignore it and totally dont worry about it...

    unless....

    they have a cctv covering it..

    as in law there is absolute no proof what so ever that you caused the damage...

    me thinks it was that very fat barsteward pigeon called fred...

    seriously they havent a chance...they cant prove anything...

    funny enough I am due tomorrow at an electric gate and yes I have gone over in the past but last two times I wouldnt go over and they didnt answer the buzzer..

    well she has now sent her moby number to phone...

    well I DID go over in the past as shes a sweetie but he can be a bit...er...

    well he had a delivery whilst I was collecting my money off her and she said oh what was that at the gate...

    and quick as a flash he said looking at me...oh its our new windowcleaner....

    but i love him really well kinda jealous...

    some people have the golden touch and he does...

    but most of all DONT PANIC AND DONT WORRY...

    and of course ..dont admit anything..

    and seeing as this is serious I wont say the obvious...






    blame it on frank...

    anyway keep us informed as to what happens...

    if nothing else...some of us lads may decide to have our annual wcf party at that particular location...:D

    why is it all the arseyholes have all the money...?
     
  6. Alien Human

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    Something is not adding up......

    Not saying your guilty mate but how do they know you jumped the fence? Did you mention it on the day......& how do they know where you live?????
     
  7. adamangler

    adamangler Wakefield Window Warrior
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    Bin it.

    If hes that bothered he can take you to court, when you will say you didnt damage the gate. Unless they have video evidence of the gate actually being damaged during your climb there is nowt they can do.

    Hes trying it on.
     
  8. cheapncheerful

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    yeh not so sure tbh that the gate hasnt been installed properly because it should take your weight...unless...

    your er...well er...not pc so I wont say..

    and surely if a gate drops you can adjust it...

    its not really adding up this..:D

    remember some people will try anything to make a buck..:whistle:
     
  9. peter rogers

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    they know he climbed over when it was locked when u werre out with them did they say to climb over ??? how high is it ?? and was it a regular clean

    first of all they should of supplied you with the code to open the gate /..

    next counter measure them and buy a step ladder that goes over the gatre without touching it . then u can say u used that
     
  10. peter rogers

    peter rogers Grand Master
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    reminds me of one few months ago i had to replace 3 georgian panes in sash windows lol scrape across each one
     
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